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Badger's Blog

Badger's Blog

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Ooh - lots of newbies have joined in on my blog! Hello Gadwallegra, Marshexus, Fieldina, Larkela and Fernatus.

I've been thinking about snails and slugs today. I was out and about, snuffling around for tasty morsels in the leaf litter, when I came across the biggest, juiciest slug you've ever seen.

I was about to gobble it down when I noticed how interesting it looked when I got closer to it. It was long and black - very ordinary you might think - but on closer inspection I could see lots of groves and patterns along its back and little openings near its head.

It got me thinking - what are the differences between slugs and snails? Is a snail a snail because it has a shell and a slug a slug because it doesn't? I'm going to ask Beebee next time I see her. She'll know the answer!

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This is AWESOME! Check out my certificate everyone. Thank you, Swiftafa!

And welcome to the wild bunch Wallabu and Swanita - I'm sure you'll fit right in here! We love to hear about your wildlife posters and badger questions. I do go into town sometimes, Wallabu, but I don't like traffic very much so I tend to stick to the quieter bits. Lorries are scary!

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I've been out and about picking blackberries too - they're really yummy! We badgers like a bit of something sweet every now and again, although I'm not so sure about the prickles. My sensitive nose gets quite a scratching!

Next time you go foraging, why not leave the spares out in the garden for a hungry badger to find? I don't even mind if they're squishy and grubby - any insects living on them is a bonus for me!

Wrenicca - lots of badgers are out and about at the moment so keep an eye out as it starts to get dark. We are busy making the most of the last of the summer foods while it's still warm and light, and lots of this year's youngsters are starting to roam about.

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Birdfair was awesome! I had a special Birdfair spotting sheet that I took around with me and managed to tick everything off, including an osprey, a man with a beard and someone off the telly! I saw Chris Packham, Nick Baker and David Lindo the Urban Birder. I was too shy to say hello though...

I love your certificate idea, Swiftafa! Chris must have really liked it too to display it with his photos on his stand. Poo Expert - tee hee!

Did you know that the Wildlife Trusts' stand got some certificates of its own too? We won 'Best In Show' and 'Best Conservation' stand awards! I think the judges must have liked our garden shed cinema and cool games, not to mention all the free sweets and goodies...

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Alright, maybe I was fibbing a bit about Scottish wildcats wearng kilts, but wouldn't that be cool? I think this guy would look great in a bit of tartan, what do you think?

You all sound like you've been getting out and about lots lately and doing fun activities. I'm really looking forward to Birdfair at the weekend - it will be the first time I've been for a trip away from my sett for ages! Come and say hello if you're going and make sure you have a go at some of the amazing games and competitions on The Wildlife Trusts' stand!

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comments

  • Woodora
    • Date: 2013-12-30 07:28:22
    • Woodora

    the badgers blog is so funny

  • Woodora
    • Date: 2013-12-29 20:36:35
    • Woodora

    the badgers blog is so cool!

  • Whiskolis
    • Date: 2013-12-22 08:42:14
    • Whiskolis

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  • Whiskolis
    • Date: 2013-12-21 16:46:24
    • Whiskolis

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  • Whiskolis
    • Date: 2013-12-21 16:46:02
    • Whiskolis

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  • Whiskolis
    • Date: 2013-12-21 16:45:56
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  • Whiskolis
    • Date: 2013-12-21 16:45:40
    • Whiskolis

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  • Whiskolis
    • Date: 2013-12-21 14:28:36
    • Whiskolis

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    • Date: 2013-12-21 14:28:23
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    • Date: 2013-12-21 14:27:53
    • Whiskolis

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